Scarce 3.5 x 5.5-inch sepia-tone portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen in the 1930s. In fine condition, with minor paper loss to the upper right-hand border tip. A leading man in German silent films until World War II, Szoke "S.Z." Sakall fled the Third Reich and found new work in the States as a character actor, playing scores of lovable, if somewhat excitable and befuddled uncles, businessmen and local eccentrics. Among his credits were supporting roles in Ball of Fire (1941), Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), The Dolly Sisters (1945), and In the Good Old Summertime (1949).